Good burrito joints on LI: 4 picks

Cabo Fresh, a Californian-Mexican restaurant in Stony Brook,

Cabo Fresh, a Californian-Mexican restaurant in Stony Brook, offers a fire-grilled chicken burrito prepared with Baja rice and a variety of filling choices. Photo Credit: Doug Young

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Cylindrical in shape, burritos demand a good grip and a mouth that opens very wide.

Here are four good local burrito sources.

CABO FRESH, 2182 Nesconset Hwy., Stony Brook, 631-751-2226

At this Stony Brook spot (soon to spawn a Commack branch), almost everything is made on premises, from scratch. Choose your own ingredients, to be assembled as ordered. A whole-wheat burrito "fajita style" comes with onions and peppers in place of beans. With shrimp as its protein, it amounts to a big hit.

SOMBRERO'S SOUTHWEST GRILL, 30 Indian Head Rd., (off Meadow Road), Kings Park, 631-544-5000

A short walk from the Kings Park railroad station is this Tex-Mex spot where many of the ingredients come from steam trays behind the counter. Try a burrito or a burrito bowl with roasted pork carnitas, rice, black beans, Cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce.

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PINATAS MEXICAN GRILL, 601 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage, 516-681-8282

At this contemporary Tex-Mex spot, you can opt for a fajita burrito without rice -- just sauteed tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, pepper with cheese, guacamole and adroitly spiced grilled chicken. You also can get a burrito with shrimp, fish, vegetables or even eggs.

CILANTRO MEXICAN INSPIRED FOOD, 376 New York Ave. Huntington, 631-923-3800

An offshoot of the Northport original, the counter-service Tex Mex restaurant offers regular burritos, tortilla-free burrito bowls, and fajita style (rice-free, pepper-and-onion-filled). Executive chef Christian Velasco oven-roasts chicken thighs resulting in juicy, boldly seasoned nuggets of poultry.

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